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this morning on "toerl early today" crisis management president obama makes a public appeal in the high stakes showdown over the nation's debt. tax grab. big airlines decide not to pass on savings from a temporary government tax halt to consumers. and sticker shock. a japanese department store offers one of the most expensive box lunches ever. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with dualing over the debt. president obama and house speaker john boehner he escalated the battle over the
debt limit last night. they both appealed to american television viewers in speeches that reflect the two sides being farther apart than ever on the issue. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: president obama came on primetime tv to fan public outrage. one week until default, and still no deal. >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. >> reporter: not raising the debt limit would cost all of us. >> interest rates would skyrocket on credit cards, mortgages, and car loans. that results on a huge tax hike on the american people. >> reporter: tax hikes are the problem republicans refuse. driven by tea partiers saying they would rather seek default. >> that's not right. it's not fair. >> reporter: medicare and the like would suffer, the president said, without tax hikes on the well off. >> keep in mind that under a balanced approach that 98% of americans who make under
$250,000 would see no tax increased at all. >> reporter: on capitol hill house speaker boehner buffs the president's call. >> we spend more and you pay more. >> reporter: mr. obama agreed no tax hikes, but backed away. >> unfortunately, the president would not take yes for an answer. >> reporter: now boehner wants to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending $2.5 trillion with a vote now and another next year. no way two votes, says the president. this one debate has appalled americans. >> they're fed up with a town where compromise has become a dirty word. >> reporter: no deal yet that can pass. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. the man suspected in friday's bombing and shooting in norway claims that two other cells of collaboratored stood ready to join his murderous campaign to rigger up muslim
domination. he has admitted to massacres and entered a plea of not guilty yesterday. while police believe he acted alone, they have not ruled out he had accomplices. breivik is now in solitary confinement. he says he never expects to be released. in norway the maximum sentence a judge can give is 21 years, although with a special sentence can be handed to a prisoner deemed a danger to society. meanwhile, thousands of norwegians gather in oslo yesterday to mourn the 76 victims. the death toll was 93, but it was lowered yesterday. well, since the weekend, air travellers should be facing lower fares because they haven't had to pay federal taxes on plane tickets. those taxes have been temporarily dropped. that's because on friday congress failed to re-authorize the federal aviation administration's operating authority resulting in the partial shutdown of the agency, but it turns out instead of passing the savings on to customers, airlines have been pocketing that difference by
quietly raising fares in recent days. meanwhile, because of congress's failure to act, construction hasn't stopped at aircraft infrastructure projects across the u.s. sflimplgts now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. a fear in the air over dallas led to an emergency landing for one american airlines flight. an engine fire indicator forced pilots to dump fuel shortly after taking off. pilots made a rough landing blowing several tires upon touching down. crew members and passengers walked away without injuries, and officials are currently investigating the engine fire. high calories were the least concern for customers inside one philadelphia fast food restaurant. seven people were injured when a car crashed into the restaurant's dining area. witnesses say the driver and 85-year-old man exited a nearby parking lot before smashing through the brick and glass exterior. the cause of the crash is under investigation. and finally, in iowa there
is one bike where it may take you a while to get back on if you fall off. the 32 foot long and 18 feet high design is a creation of a local welder who began working on the titanic two-wheeler to coincide with the cross-state bike trip. right now the bike is just for sightseeing, but the goal is to make it fully functional. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> he did ask for paul bunyon. >> he is the only person i know that could probably ride that bike. >> good morning, everyone. in the middle of the country we roasted yesterday. it was like the desert in texas. it was 106. it's actually warmer in dallas than in phoenix, arizona. it doesn't happen all that often in the summertime, but this is just what we're dealing with. the heat is going to expand from here. kind of retracted and now it's going to begin to expand. kansas city yesterday was 95. today it's probably going to be
a little warmer. we do have heat warnings that are in effect, especially right in the heartland. this is from st. louis to kansas city and down to tulsa. heat advisories are in yellow, and as i mentioned, that's going to expand. today we have a little change in the forecast. the jet stream is getting me active in the middle of the country. this area of low pressure will spark a pretty strong storm during the day today, and we could get some rotation on those storms, that's why we have a moderate risk of severe weather. it's the first time we've had one in a while. this area out here in the dakotas, we could see a few tornadoes later on today, and even minneapolis, fargo, sioux falls, all the way back down through nebraska we could see damaging winds with those storms also. today's forecast, a northern plains, that's the risk with the storm system coming through hot. dallas at 105. everyone on the east coast is similar today to what you dealt with yesterday. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. well, boston could see some thunderstorms late in the afternoon along with northern new england.
it will be dryer today in areas like new york city and philadelphia and d.c. also, we're watching those showers and storms popping up late in the day around salt lake city. well, as we mention the heat is going to expand. we'll have more details coming up. >> all right, bill. thank you for that. markets fall on debt deal pressure. netflix is wall street's darling no more, and the lunch to buy that person that has just about everything else you can imagine. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, late-breaking allegations from across the pond that amy winehouse was a phone-hacking victim as well. coming up, the mariners continue to sink, a giant visitor at the white house, and the wait is finally over. you're watching "early today."
good morning. welcome back to "early today." here are some of your top headlines this morning. a new report shows that amid the recession the wealth gap between whites and minorities has widened to unprecedented levels. an analysis by the pier research center finds the median net worth of whites is 20 times greater than that of blacks and 18 times more than that of hispanics. a whistle blower lawsuit says one of the nation's largest providers of kidney dyalysis deliberately wasted medicine in order to reap hundreds of millions of dollars from medicare payments. the suit claims davita used larger than necessary vials knowing that medicare would pay for it if it was assumed unavoidable waste. it was denied. the orchestra plans to perform a composition by richard breaking an iz rail really tab your against playing the german anti-semitic composer's music.
it will be played at a festival for the composer. the pioneer of cryonics, freezing the dead in the hope that science will enable them to li again, has died. robert edinger died at 82. his body is to be stored in a cryonic institute which he founded in 1976. sfwlimplgts now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,592 after losing 88 points yesterday. the s&p fell seven points, and the nasdaq dipped 16. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei was up 47 points, while in hong kong the hang seng climbed 278. wall street was down monday as jitters heightened over the prospect of default with no progress toward a debt ceiling deal. the evidence said it could have been even worse. volume was light, even by summer
standards, suggesting many sat on the sidelines, while overall losses were moderate, the amount of falling stocks outpaced advances. the fear index jumped 10%. the debt stalemate offered a flight to gold and another record high. the dollar fell to a record low against the swiss franc, a traditional safe haven currency. earnings, a steady bright spot were no help monday. kimberly-clark dropped 2% on a doubtful profit forecast. hospital operator hca tumbled 19% after reporting short of expectations. newport cigarette maker lorillard fell after a poor forecast. research in motion fell more than 4% after announcing a cut of about 2,000 jobs. e-trade jumped 6% on a report rival td ameritrade made a bid for the company. netflix dropped steeply on short revenue and subscriber concerns. texas instruments rose after
closing because despite citing slow orders, its outlook wasn't as bad as many feared. also late, despite turning a quarterly profit for the first time since 2008, u.s. steel fell on a failed drop and pessimistic forecast. finally, one japanese department store is selling a box lunch for $229,000. the meal is just meat, fish, and root vegetables, but it comes in a three-tier 18 karat three kilogram gold box. just a wooden box is fine with me. well, football will soon be flying. baseball, giants visits the white house, and the padres field home. plus, it wouldn't be a dream reception in the nfl or fantasy alley-oop in the nba. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in weather, it's not just the heat today. possible tornadoes in the forecast. that's coming up. you're watching "early today."
good morning. if you are just waking up, this is "early today. owe "in sports negotiators in washington could do worse than use the nfl as an example. with the deadline approaching for cancelling significant portions of the upcoming season, the owners and players settle the lockout in a deal that not
only saved the season, but lasts for ten years. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. break out that giant foam finger. dust off your mini-barb due cue and join a fantasy football league because the nfl lockout is finally over. >> it's been a long time coming, and football is back and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank dee and all the players for their leadership and for securing the long-term future of the game. having a ten-year agreement is extraordinarily great for our game, but most importantly, our fans. free agency begins on friday. the first game of the regular season thursday, september 8th, between the packers and saints on nbc. baseball, you got to pull out all the stops. the padress did that. lee tossed to first. chris is gone. stole home. padres went on to win it 5-4. the mariners almost caught a break last night. loses 15 straight.
they almost didn't play the yankees because of rain, but after a two-hour delay, they made time for another loss. mark hit his 27th homer of the year. mariners are sinking first. they have lost 16 in a row. busy day for the president. before he addressed the nation, he welcomed the san francisco giants to the white house. the great willy mays presented the command ner chief with a number 34 jersey. the president wished them luck the rest of the season unless they play against the white sox in the world series. sflimplgts finally, we're a little over a month away from seeing great catches in the nfl, so how about one from australian rule football. we head down under for a terrific catch by andrew walker. it's head and shoulders above the rest. he climbed the defender like a stepladder and pulled in the ball. it's called a mark in aussie rule football, and the coach called it the best mark he had ever seen. we'll go along with that because it's the only mark we've ever seen. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. >> early today sports is brought to you by touch of gray.
get rid of some gray, never all. a famous skin art couple is a couple no more. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. sdmreemplgts plus, in new york for major league soccer's all-star game beckham and powell take time out to break a world record. you're watching "recall today."
same, but the areas that are a little changed today, the northern plains. strong thunderstorms will be rolling through. most of those only last about a half hour, but some could damaging wind, maybe even isolated tornado up around fargo. we'll see very warm temperatures in dallas. what else is new? southeast thunderstorms and a dry day today and actually a lot warmer in areas like philadelphia, new york city, southern new england too, and then as we go into wednesday, the heat spreads. 100 degree heat in kansas city. still dealing with showers and storms in the southeast. well, if you are watching us on wicu 12 erie, pennsylvania, see the collection of iconic photographs featuring musical legends at gift of music of at the erie art museum. that's your early event of the day. >> thank you. now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. add the late amy winehouse to the list of english celebrities whose phones were allegedly hacked. a former reporter for the scottish newspaper "the sunday mail" claims tabloids also accessed winehouse's medical
records and phone-hacked her parents, brother, and one-time husband. meanwhile, police say autopsy results haven't established onehouse's cause of death. further toxicology tests are needed with results expected in two to four weeks. according to her family, the singer will be laid to rest in a small private ceremony today. elsewhere people report the tattooed twosome slated to be married this summer, jesse james and kat vondee have called it off and ended their relationship. this kind of casting could could be proof to everyone but bill that the apocalypse is nearing. britney spears for her upcoming tour has tired "jersey shore's" paulydee as a performer. he will join as he finished "jersey shore's" fourth season. who knew bill was a -- >> he is a talented dj. he is very talented. >> they're a match made in heaven, the two of them.
>> you started that rumor. not me. and this comes to us from new york city where some of the world's greatest soccer players joined some je just plain joes to break a world record. amidst the hustle and bustle of the big apple an attempt to break the record for most penalty kicks was led by major league soccer all stars. the l.a. galaxy's david beckham and future stars took part in the bonanza. tourists and even midtown execs helped to break the record putting the world's game on the world's biggest stage. i'm amara sohn, and this is "early today" just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> the cold front move across the area last night. there was some heavy thunderstorms. it has brought the dew points down. we will see the humidity drop down. 91 at the harbor. net -- 93 at the harbor. we were not too far from the normal. the airport did receive .64 inches of rain. we'll look more at that coming up in the forecast. we are expecting temperatures are across the city pretty warm.
there may be some areas of patchy fog you may have to watch out for. that is something to worry about. today will be pleasant. we'll talk more about the forecast and but we can expect later in the week. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. some families are suing over a policy on sexual orientation. >> baltimore sports fans are in a good mood this morning. the ravens and the nfl are back. >> we are tracking an accident in harford county. we have a downed tree to talk 3q septic system breakdowns affect over one million homes each year,
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